'Promoting a Positive Workplace and Community Culture' certificate program at UMaine Hutchinson

Sep 13, 2017

Belfast — A Relational Health Certificate Program, “Promoting a Positive Workplace & Community Culture,” will be offered in eight day-long sessions, Oct. 20 to May 18, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

Educational leaders, executive directors, administrators, elected officials, select and school board members, nonprofit leaders, human resource professionals, and those interested in developing skills to create a more positive community, are invited to register.

Participants will earn a University of Maine certificate in relational health; 3.6 CEUs/36 contact hours are also available. To register online: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/professional-development-programs.

Workshop topics include introduction to relational health, creating a healthy work culture and civility, transformative mediation-part one, transformative mediation-part two, restorative practices and approaches, nonviolent communication, diversity awareness and forgiveness and relational mindfulness.

Participants will become proficient in developing strategies to promote a positive workplace culture utilizing best practices, including learning how to create and maintain an efficient, productive and diverse team; having critical and crucial conversations; and working through difficult team dynamics.

Relational Health Certificate Program faculty and facilitators include Barbara Blazej, UMaine educator and trainer in restorative practices; Joanne Boynton, UMaine educator for Peace and Reconciliation Program; Will Galloway, UMaine educator for Peace and Reconciliation Program and head of the Watershed School, Camden; Peggy Smith, certified non-violent communication trainer and co-founder of the Maine NVC Network; Fran Sulinski, assistant director of UMaine Cooperative Extension; Larraine Brown, executive director of the Restorative Justice Project; and Mary Doyle, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor and owner of Mindfulness to Work.

For more information or to request an accommodation, visit hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu or contact Diana McSorley, 338-8093 or diana.mcsorley@maine.edu.


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